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Better facilities and more sensitivity to their needs will make life easier, say senior citizens. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
The Hindu Better facilities and more sensitivity to their needs will make life easier, say senior citizens. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

How senior citizens' life can be made easier

The elderly may have several responsibilities ranging from daily chores to making purchases and managing finances. Despite wise investment and pension, elderly people find it hard to manage the increa... » 2 comments
USURPING SPACE: Rows of parked cars taking over road space, as seen in Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar, is a common sight in Chennai. Photo: R.Shivaji Rao

Other road-users pay for ‘free’ car parking

While hawkers pay Rs.100 a month as rent to the Corporation for using 20 sq. feet of public space, car owners using a parking slot every day shell out only around Rs.45 a month for the same space. » 2 comments
AGOG WITH ACTIVITY: The challenge will be to complete the syllabus without excessive stress being laid on children. Photo: V. Ganesan

“Nice and colourful” textbooks beckon students

Introduction of Samacheer Kalvi has resulted in a flurry of activities in schools »
Students submitting applications for admission to UG courses in Stella Maris College in Chennai recently. Photo: S. Abhishek

Now, the anxiety over getting seats in colleges

Around 159 arts and science colleges in and around Chennai affiliated to the University of Madras have set in motion the admission process for the new academic year. »
JOSTLING FOR SPACE: Narrow roads and traffic congestion are characteristic of North Chennai, but it is still a preferred place for many residents. A scene on T.H. Road, Old Washermenpet. Photo: V Ganesan

North Chennai skyline changing slowly

It is shedding its crime-prone-area image and attracting more commercial and residential developers »